Monday, February 20, 2012

Single Page Apps

Single Page Apps and the Future of History

Survey of single page app patterns including hash technique in URL, HTML5 History API, Moustache, HiJax, etc. Not really focused on exploring HTML5 capabilities.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Mobile HTML5 High Energy Presentation

Mobile HTML5 (Scott Davis)

Want to get excited about what HTML5 lets you do easily to adapt to mobile environments....

Input tags that desktop browsers don't recognize (e.g. tel, email, etc.) revert to text so you can write for mobile while not hurting desktop.

Touch is coming to desktop/laptops soon.

Responsive Web Design (book reference)

Friday, February 10, 2012

MySQL Project Lessons Learned Presentation

Something different. A story about lessons learned....

Riak on Drugs (MySQL Dev Project Lessons Learned)

Talks about experience implementing a 5M user healthcare system for Denmark using Riak. Running MySQL and Riak in parallel. Problem with TCP packet corruption not being detected by checksum (replaced network driver). Delta changes using gzip capability to use a dictionary and referencing previous version as dictionary -- clever idea. Erlang used in solution. Good deal of discussion about the system architecture for handling write conflicts.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Lean Product Development

This is a jewel in the rough of a presentation with a bunch of good ideas to explore further including:

Cumulative Flow Diagram
WIP Limits
Operating Systems Queuing Theory Applied to Software Projects
Black–Scholes Model

Understanding the Magic of Lean Product Development (Don Reinertsen)